The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

JUSTIN ED­IN­BURGH has backed By­ron An­thony to play his part again this sea­son – de­spite his hor­ror in­jury in the 3-1 win at Brighton on Tues­day.

The 28-year-old suf­fered a dou­ble frac­ture to his right an­kle af­ter a chal­lenge from Inigo Calderon that saw the Span­ish full-back sent off.

For­mer Cardiff young­ster An­thony is now set for a lengthy lay off af­ter hav­ing a plate in­serted.

But Ed­in­burgh, who ded­i­cated the shock win to An­thony, be­lieves he will be back in ac­tion sooner rather than later.

“It was absolutely hor­ri­ble what hap­pened to By­ron, I wasn’t far from the in­ci­dent and the noise was just sick­en­ing,” said Ed­in­burgh, who had handed An­thony the cap­taincy for the night from reg­u­lar skip­per David Pipe who was on the bench.

“There was absolutely no mal­ice in the chal­lenge and no blame at­tached to their lads.

“It was just one of those freak and hor­ri­ble in­juries and ev­ery­one was gut­ted for him as we knew it was a bad one.

“It’s a dou­ble break but the one pos­i­tive is that it’s a clean break.

“He’s been told the op­er­a­tion was a suc­cess and the plate has al­ready been put in so hope­fully there will be no com­pli­ca­tions. “By­ron’s in good spir­its and know­ing him he will prob­a­bly be back in­volved around the New Ye a r. “He’s a big loss for us on and off the pitch be­cause he’s been out­stand­ing since he signed for us last Novem­ber and is a great lad in the chang­ing room. “The win at Brighton was for him be­cause it did take the gloss off what was a tremen­dous re­sult for the club.”

AN­KLE SURGERY: By­ron An­thony

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